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Title: Prediction of Tensile Strain Capacity of Mass Concrete

Author(s): Tony C. Liu and James E. McDonald

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 75

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 192-197

Keywords: aggregates;beams (supports) ;compressive strength ;flexural strength;loading rate; mass concrete;modulus of elasticity; strains; temperature; tensile stress.

DOI: 10.14359/10931

Date: 5/1/1978

The basis and development of an approximate method for estimating tensile strain capacity of mass concrete using only the compressive strength and modulus of elasticity are presented. Available experimental data are compared with the estimated tensile strain capacity and found to be satisfactory. The tensile strain capacity determined by the method presented in this paper may be used in the preliminary studies of temperature and construction control plans for mass concrete projects.